Recently details on Huawei’s upcoming HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset surfaced with an expected release just tomorrow. The Kirin 950 will be based on ARM’s A72 and A53 architecture in a big. LITTLE configuration with operational core clock speeds of 2.2Ghz and 1.5Ghz respectively.
The SoC will be manufactured using TSMC’s 16 FinFET technology and it’s presented as a flagship SoC. The processor will be backed by ARM’s Mali T880 GPU and will be carrying the model number of NXT-AL10.
Just yesterday the CPU (Kirin 950) was spotted on GFXBench revealing the max clock speed of the chip, but sadly there were no extra details like the benchmark score on the unit. However, earlier today new info surfaced on the aforementioned chipset in another benchmark (Geekbench specifically).
The benchmark details showed comparison info with Exynos 7420 chipset that was used in powering the Galaxy S6.
From the details above Huawei’s beast of a processor scored a whopping 1710 in single core test along with a 6245 in the multi-core test. This an obvious proof that the Kirin 950 is a performer and will make Huawei devices stand out amongst the flagships of 2016.
It however doesn’t come close to the leaked Geekbench score of Samsung’s upcoming Exynos M1 Mongoose 8890 CPU in a single core score. The M1 leads the Kirin 950 by 584 in single core performance while the difference in multicore score isn’t too much 6908(M1) against 6245(Kirin 950).
The more detailed result on Geekbench shows that the Kirin 950 is one of the most powerful processors till date. On paper, Huawei’s Flagship SoC easily outdoes the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 7420 but how well it will hold up against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and the Exynos 8890 in the real world remains unknown until we can test devices that feature the respective chipsets.
Like we said earlier, in less than 24 hours the Chinese giant will be holding an event where it will unveil a slew of new processors and hopefully the all new metal-bodied Huawei G8.
If Huawei does announce the Kirin 950 tomorrow; it is likely that we will be seeing the chipset featured in the company’s next flagship, one that might be part of the Huawei Mate sub-brand.
What are your thoughts on the Kirin 950 processor? Do you think it can outperform the SD820 and Exynos M1 8890 in real world tests despite its lower score on Geekbench? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.